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Vietnam man kills wedding guest after karaoke row

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:28:49 +08:00

HANOI: A man at a wedding in southern Vietnam murdered a fellow guest and seriously injured another after he was booed off stage during a karaoke performance, state-run media reported.

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South Korea rape victim navy officer commits suicide

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:28:51 +08:00

SEOUL: A South Korean female naval officer apparently killed herself after being allegedly raped by a senior colleague, a defence ministry spokesman said Thursday.

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’Panic’ in Bangladesh factories as workers collapse in heatwave

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:08:21 +08:00

DHAKA: Panic broke out in more than a dozen factories in Bangladesh’s capital as hundreds of garment workers fell ill in a heatwave, forcing the plants to close, police said Thursday.

Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbers

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:26:53 +08:00

KATHMANDU: Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday.

Successful launch puts New Zealand in space race

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:07:46 +08:00

WELLINGTON: A private New Zealand-based company joined the exclusive space-race club on Thursday with the successful launch of a Rocket Lab test craft named Electron.A supplied image of the launch and maiden flight of a battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket built by Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, at New Zealand's remote Mahia Peninsula on May 25, 2017. -Rocket Lab/Handout via Reuters

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Indian district blocks internet after deadly caste clashes

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:17:15 +08:00

NEW DELHI: Authorities in north India have blocked mobile internet services, arrested 24 people and suspended senior officials after clashes between castes that have left two dead and at least 20 injured, police said Thursday.

China condemns couple’s kidnapping in Pakistan

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:18:10 +08:00

BEIJING: China condemned on Thursday the armed kidnapping of a Chinese couple in Pakistan, after the abduction raised safety concerns for Beijing’s multi-billion dollar investments in the country.

Magnitude 5.5 quake shakes parts of Metro Manila

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:03:19 +08:00

MANILA: A tectonic earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck 12 kilometers east of San Marcelino in Zambales at 10:27pm (local time) on Thursday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).This map shows the location of the magnitude-5.5 quake that struck near Zambales on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Image from Phivolcs)

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Philippines troops bomb IS militants in Marawi

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:02:16 +08:00

MANILA: Philippine security forces bombed residential areas in the southern city of Marawi on Thursday as they battled Islamist militants who were holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians.An armoured personnel carrier and government troops march to begin their assault with insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who have taken over large parts of Marawi City, southern Philippines May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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Philippine troops bomb Islamist militants in southern city

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:51:48 +08:00

MARAWI: Philippine security forces bombed a southern city on Thursday as they battled Islamist militants who were holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians.